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    October 29, 2013
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>> live doppler 7 hd shows where it is raining this morning: santa cruz, along 152 to gilroy. the light showers are barely moving to the south so that will be the wet spot. we have a chance of light drizzle and sprinkles around the bay at 7:00. shower chance lingers increasing sunshine at 4:00 and mid-to-upper 50's by 7:00. around the bay, same thing, with sprinkles possible and cooler to the north and 30's are showing up and a chance of showers through noon and 57 with more sunshine at 4:00 and 61 and 56 is how it will be in the planner . >> back to san bruno where the accident waiting for a tow truck when a car hit a boulder. that should be out shortly.
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in san francisco, police are on the scene at oakland because the signal lights are out. mass transit, all on time this morning. we have no delays -- well, specific too soon, metering lights are on with minimal delays. authorities are preparing if a large protest over a sheriff deputy shooting a 13-year-old to death. the boy's family is ready for his funeral. we go to the newsroom with that story. >> we have new information: police are warning neighbors of a large protest mapped today -- planned today for the police shooting of a teen boy rallying in the name of 13-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa. new information about deputy would shot lopez: 48-year-old erick gelhaus is a 24-year veteran of the department, a
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firearms instructor who has written articles for law enforcement on the use of deadly force. >> it is maddening. they used excessive force. >> we can never take back what happened. we can express our sympathy and our sorrow to the lopez family and the community. >> lopez was carrying a realistic-looking assault rifle that shoots pellet that closely resembled an ak-47. deputies stopped him and ordered him to drop it and opened fire hitting him seven times killing him. officials are saying leave all toy weapons like this one at home. yesterday, the sheriff told abc7 news that he did not believe ratism was involved saying that the sheriff has done much in the past three years to build bridges specifically with the latino community. >> new details this morning on
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the deadly crash that least a peninsula couple dead. the driver accused of hitting them is expected in court and we are learning new information of the dog that was severely injured in the accident. matt keller joins us from menlo park. >> i spoke with a worker at the veterinarian clinic and said the doc, teddy, is making great strides. but right here, a reminder of what was lost: a memorial for a father and mother of three teens hit and killed by a car. the driver is charged with manslaughter under the influence of alcohol and felony drink driving. show was intoxicated when she hit and killed the couple. show was scheduled to enarraigned yesterday but the hearing was postponed. her brother visited her in jail and says she doesn't remember what happened.
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>> she said somebody cut me off but she don't remember nothing. >> she has been arrested dozens of types on misdemeanor drug offenses and driving violations but only once for d.u.i., a misdemeanor last november. the victims were walking their dog when hit and killed. thing do was taken to an emergency vote with trauma. he can be released as early as today. her arraignment was postponed until later this afternoon. >> the families of two best friends are living with the consequences this morning of drinking and driving. the 17 year old jason park was killed when his car spun out-of-control and crashed in fremont on sunday morning. jason was not behind the wheel, his best friend was would volunteered to drive because jay son was too drunk. authorities say both teens were
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drinking. >> he wanted to take my son home and he volunteered without knowing how intoxicated he was. >> the friends name is fought released but he is facing d.w.i. and manslaughter charges. >> you could be handing over extra money for your next soda or energy drink in s francisco. supervisor plans to introduce a measure to tax soda and other sugary benefit programs like energy drinks. the bigger the drink, the higher the tax. two cents an ounce raising $31 million a year and require the approval of two-thirds of san francisco voters. what do you think? go to facebook and join the conversation. amy hollyfield will have more on the idea coming up at 6:30. >> san francisco homeless advocates will rally at city hall today before the board
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supervisor votes on a proposal to close the city parks overnight. demonstrators held a sleep in last night in the mission district. they are opposed to closing parks between midnight and 5:00 a.m. to prevent vandal imbut protests say it will punish the homeless who have nowhere else to go. >> the berkeley city council will decide on an appeal brought by former tenants of a burned out apartment complex would landlord has a history of negligence. the former ten amendments of the -- tenants of thing say the owner disconnected the firearms and properly installed the water hero. it was gutted in a march 2012 >> shares of tesla motors in palo alto are dropping after reports of a second fiery sedan
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in mexico that went up in flames after crashing through a concrete wall and hitting a tree. the driver got out in time. it is the second time a middle s was involved in a fiery incident. another caught fire after hitting debris to washington state and puncturing the battery park. officials are not investigating either case because there is no indication the first was caused by a defect. the agency does not investigate accidents outside of the united states so they will not look into the crash in mexico. >> chance of rain today mike? >> chance of rain. it is possible. not likely. it is possible. we will start with clouds in the south bay, the cool spot is los gatos at 47. saratoga is 53 and cupertino and the warm spot is mountain view
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at 56 and san jose is 54. same in half moon bay and san francisco. alameda is 56. lafayette and danville at 51 and 52. novato is at 43. clean air below the cloud deck at sutro tour. temperatures are from nine to ten degrees below average with 50's and 60's rather than 60's and 70's. moving forward, today is the last cooler-than-average day. we will warm tomorrow at two to four degrees. close to average on halloween with no rain and the warmest day is friday. sue? >> in benicia, first reports of an accident southbound 680 before 780 the stall has slow traffic approaching the scene to give yourself extra time in benicia area in san francisco at
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intersection of oakland there is an accident with the streetlights out with the san francisco police department is on the scene directing traffic backing toward the central freeway. a couple of drive times are a ground from tracy and typical at an hour into castro valley westbound 580 and 101 in san jose to the airport is at ten minutes. the san mateo bridge shows slow traffic eastbound direction but westbound is moving nicely to the san mateo county side of things. >> a very bizarre discovery, body parts found at two california sigh -- sewage plants. >> net nix conquers tv reruns and what they have their sights on. >> google wants more folks to try this high-tech
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covering santa clara, east bay and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning. a look from the sutro tour camera at san francisco, it will be cool and cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. i fund -- found light showers myself yesterday. >> the burlingame police department is searching if a missing man, a silver alert now in effect for the 79-year-old who goes by the name of scotty. his wife says he went for a walk and never returned home. he was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt. if you have information call the purge game -- burlingame police department. authorities made two gruesome discoveries in southern california. the head and upper torso of a woman's body was found at a
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sewage plant east of los angeles. over the weekend, a woman's legs and pelvis were discovered at a plant 30 miles away. it is believed they are a match. >> between the processing area and carson processing area. the body appears to be female, possibly hispanic. >> investigators think the woman's body could have been dropped through a manhole and mangled by the treat system before being sent to the plants. >> senate intelligence chairwoman feinstein is calling for a review of all intelligence operations over the n.s.a. eavesdropping on chancellor merkel. she was not informed that certain surveillance has been in effect for more than a decade and show says president obama
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was also not informed. >> netflix made watching movies and t on demand easy and now toying with a new idea. according to all things digital, the company could distribute movies the same day they hit theaters. the executive made the comments over the weekend we. he added that the movies would be "big ones not just little movies." so far, they have not commented on the story but theater owners will oppose this plan. >> google is expanding the high-tech eyewear availability inviting 10,000 who are testing the glass to invite three each to buy the gadget. it costs $1,500. invites will go out in the coming weeks. >> everyone was warm yesterday. suddenly, bam, the change came.
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to you this morning. the best chance of rain on 152 is making a southern push and starting to fall apart. watch out in watsonville where you will see wet weather possibly right now. is the embarcadero and it is quiet. even with the cloud cover. there are patchy sprinkles possible and maybe a shower this morning as we head into the afternoon the chances will taper and we will have an increase in sun, the opposite of yesterday. warmer days tomorrow, thursday and friday and temperatures and the time fall back this week. today, compared to yesterday, it is going to be same in fremont and 60 and everyone else is cooler. san francisco at 58. a degree cooler. concord is 62. san jose is cooler and oakland will drop to 60 and santa rosa could see the biggest drop at
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six degrees down to 61. scattered sprinkles are showing up on radar through lunch and the higher elevations could have wet weather in the evening. it clears out and is considerably cooler with the temperatures ahead. highs today in the upper 50's at half moon bay and san francisco and low 60's elsewhere and morgan hill, livermore and antioch and fairfield and napa could hit 63. tonight, the temperatures are in the 40's if all of us with low-to-mid 40's inland and mid-to-upper 30's around santa rosa and napa but the hills in the north bay will enthe -- will be the coolest so there is a frost advisory through 9:00. two to four degrees warmer tomorrow with high clouds and sun and sunny on thursday and another two to four degrees warmer. the warmth peaks in november and
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over the weekend temperatures drop about six degrees across the board. set your clocks back an hour with going to bed and change the batteryies in the alarms. >> this accident is causing a problem southbound 680 before 780. you can see traffic is inching along at 12 miles per hour approaching the scene. southbound 680 before sunol road we have a three-car accident. that is jamming up the drive this morning. speaking of jammed, tracy to dublin is an hour. that is rough. the drive from marin county, san rafael to san francisco is looking good. san rafael right now south 101 beyond lucas valley road and moving nicely beyond the civic
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center. >> thank you. >> apple has iphone and ipad but what about the i car, with new speculation centering around tesla and the company. who is urging the two companies to come together. >> an odd pairing, britney spears and somali pirates is helping keep the peace on the high seas. and i know there are many myths out there about a reverse mortgage, so i want you to know the facts. there are currently no credit score or income requirements to qualify. you can get tax-free money from the equity in your home. you can use the money to pay off your current mortgage
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a look at the golden gate bridge with traffic doing well as the cars head into san francisco. 680 is looking good, in the north bay. >> want to drive somali pirates crazy? pop songs from britney spears, with merchant ships off the coast of africa blast britney spears hit to scare away somali pirates. the pirates cannot stand her
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music. among the hits being played "baby, one more time," and "i difficulty again." an officer says that the pirates do not like western culture or music epitomized by britney spears. >> what are you gonna do? >> a check now with josh and what he has to say on "good morning america" at 7:00 but, first, joining us now. josh? >> did you hear, if san francisco, they are keeping somali pirates at bay? britney spears is being blasted. >> amazing. amazing. amazing. we may have to tear the show up. we will be hard at work.
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>> okay, i wonder what they who did to morning show anchors. we have a lot on the program, including the very latest on the hunt in colorado for the predator would nearly kidnapped an 8-year-old and took her out of her home and was moving her to behind her family home when she raised something counterintuitive, she screamed as she should have, and they believe it may have saved her life. we have the latest from our team on the ground there in colorado. also, it is a year since super storm sandy struck the tri-state area. we are out in force this morning in the hardest hit areas with all the details on recovery that is continuing. we sudden nut thing it is done. we will see the scars that remain today and the progress that has been made. we will hear from new jersey governor chris christie on the
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one-year anniversary of that storm. the latest: a shocker, so i am told, "dancing with the stars" and of new jersey shore locked good. melissa gilbert is joining us. it was phenomenal to meet you in person for the best of causes, you were at the special event and it was wonderful to be able to spend some time with you and shake your hands. i had a wonderful time, i hope you did, too. >> we feel the same about you and the organization so inspired by the kids we met. just great. great. >> it was great. >> all right, buddy, good to see
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you this morning. awe will continue at 6:30 with the top stories. >> including the early winter weather hitting the mountains and the problems it is create createing. >> if you want to fill this up and drink it, should be taxed if you fill it with soda? that proposal is coming up after the break. >> from sutro tower you can seat using lysol in hundreds of ways. what's christine's story? i started using lysol disinfectant spray, gosh, as long as i can remember. i use lysol on soft surfaces because you can't put your couch in the washing machine. i think that lysol disinfectant spray compares to other products in that it actually kills the germs. which helps keep my family healthy. it's tried and true. i mean all you have to do is just spray.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning on tuesday at 6:30. thanks for joining us. >> there is the possibility of some of us seeing rain today. mike? >> light drizzle coming in four hours ago. it is still possible but live doppler 7 hd is picking up showers around watsonville and headed to gilroy. it is sliding to the south. you could be wet. we will call it sprinkles. mostly clouds. next 12 hours, showers through noon. when the clouds open up we will
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hit the low 60's and it will be cool this evening. grab a coat. inland, next 12 hours, it is cooler north with a chance of sprinkles through noon and it will be bright are by 4:00 and 61 and mid-50's in the evening. you have a chance of drizzle this morning in the mid-40's and clouds at 4:00 and cool with clear skies at 7:00. >> we have problems along 680 corridor with an accident headed toward 780 that is bumper to bumper at 15 miles per hour. beyond the scene you are okay until walnut creek with slowing southbound before san ramon with the traffic bunching up. we have an accident southbound before sunol backing into
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pleasanton with a new stall, as well, adding to the slow and go. >> san francisco could take a step in the battle against sodas and other sugary drinks. a supervisor wants to limit consumption but not through a ban. amy? >> they are talking about taxing sodas. if you bought a 34-ounce drink, you would be taxed 68 cents. each ounce would be taxed two cents and that includes the energy drinks, as well. it calls for the money to be collected will be paid for nutritional and fitness programs to fight obesity. here thoughts on the issue. >> ultimately people have to make their own choices rather
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than be taxed into submission. >> a lot of people drink soda and power drinks. other people do not want to exercise. so... >> the food and beverage choice says this is a distraction from serious policymakers but the board is interested and serious about doing this. it will be introduced today. the supervisor thinks it is a great idea for the city and would not target diet sodas, instant formula. the sodas and energy drinks would be targeted and he wants the idea to get on the ballot to be voted on next year. >> the story is generating a lot of talk on social media.
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we want did know what you think. the should soda and sugary drinks be taxed? sound off on facebook and join the conversation. >> the woman charged with killing a menlo park couple while they washingtoned theiring do will be arraigned. the brother of the defendant said she has a history of alcohol and drug addiction and a rap sheet going back 24 years. she killed a couple after she hit them. her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. the dog is being treated a clinic in san mateo and could return home this week. >> deliberations begin in the trial of a teen charged with stealing a celebrity chef's lamborghini and charged with attempted murder and burglary and possession. the prosecution said he told the
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chef's lamborghini from a dealership in 2011 and shot at his rival. >> barry bonds is asking a court to reconsider the ruling that made him a felon. last month, the court upheld bonds' conviction on federal obstruction charges. lawyers are asking the court to overturn that decision. bonds was convicted of obstructing the federal grand jury centered around a laboratory in burlingame that supplied performance-enhancing drugs to athletes. >> firefighters sued the department over a promotion exam and said they changed the scores of a 2008 written test if those hoping to become lieutenants. though claim the department destroyed key documents to deny the aging candidate as promotion. a jury agreed. they awarded the firefighters
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$3.7 million in damages. the city attorney is reviewing the verdict. they will not say if they will appeal. >> a mountain lion has been spotted in pleasanton. the crews saw the lion lying on the grass yesterday morning but it wandered away. they are often seen if this area. call police immediately if you see a mountain lion. do not approach it. >> survivors of super storm sandy will use the anniversary today as a time of healing from the frightening memories and devastation. sandy left neighborhoods devastated, washing benches into homes and homes into the ocean. the storm is blamed for 117 deaths causing $65 billion in damage. only a portion of the $50 billion in federal money has
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been been tapped. >> we have made great progress but that means nothing if you are one who is not back in your home. >> residents on staten island will light parts of the shore with candles. others will hold a block party. >> a memorial mixed with protests. the two evens happening today in the community where a 13-year-old was shot and killed by a sheriff deputy. >> first, the bay area landmark the source of delays and fighting is getting ready to come down in a pile of rubble. >> traffic is moving along fine right here.
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we are coming up on 6:41. there is no fog on the golden gate bridge. there are clouds hanging around keeping us nine or ten degrees
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cooler-than-average. only 58 togethers in san francisco. showers now around los angeles to san diego. it is the snow in the north that is falling in tahoe. watch out for that. we have temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's through the central valley and 52 at lake level and mid-60's to the south around los angeles and san diego and 72 in palm springs. the entire state is cooler-than-average. what do you have? >> we have a mess, the entire 680 corridor. benicia southbound 680 before 780, bumper-to-bumper traffic with an accident just clearing. south 680, two cars involved in an accident in the middle lanes and ambulances on the way. we have slow traffic and a bad scene in the sunol area southbound 680 a sig-alert all lanes are blocked and the at that is 84 to 880 and 84 is
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jammed because you cannot get on to 680 so stay on 580. >> a ceremony scheduled in san francisco this morning to celebrate the demolition of the former cathedral hill hotel to make way for a new medical hospital. construction will begin in june. the cathedral hill medical center will have 300 beds and offer another centrally located emergency center. the deal calls for the remodels of st. luke's in the mission district both to be completed in 2019. >> a north bay community is ready to say goodbye to the 13-year-old boy shot and killed by a deputy. the protests are expected before the memorial. >> snow, ice and cold in october. early winter weather hits the california mountains which is
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covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> happening today, friends and family of the 13-year-old north bay boy shot and killed by
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deputy will gather for the funeral. >> before that happens, a protest is expected to take place. we are joined in the newsroom by nick. >> police are wanting neighbor of a large protest planned over the shooting of a teen boy. a large crowd of demonstrators is expected to rally in the name of 13-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa at noon. this morning, new information about the deputy would shot lopez. we have learned that 48-year-old erick gelhaus seen here in a military uniform is 24-year veteran of the department. he is a firearms instructor who has written articles for law enforcement on the use of deadly force and said he feared for his life when andy turned around and pointed the rifle. >> justice to me is that one sheriff, that one sheriff, the one that did it, to be prosecuted. >> the way we make it right so
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to cooperate fully with the investigation that is being conducted by the police departments. >> lopez was carrying a realistic-looking assault rifle that shoots pellets and resembles an ac47. -- an ak-47. >> officials are asking anyone attending the demonstration leave all toy weapons like this one at home. year, the sheriff said the office had done much to build bridges specifically with the latino community. >> first there was the iphone and then the ipad and now, maybe, the the technical giant should take a look at the auto sector.
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if apple bought tesla, it would give apple the revenue growth that will not be sustainable from smartphones and other mobile devices. >> the next time you want to buy a cup of joe, send a tweet with a new program by starbucks. send a message with your friend's twitter handle to buy a gift card. you need a starbucks app and be connected to credit or debit card but if you are among the first 100,000 to sign up you get a free $5 gift card for yourself . to see how it works, we posted details on our website at abc7news.com. >> it is looking more like winter in california as snow blankets the state. a foot of snow fell in the sierra overnight and forecasters say up to 7" fell in lake tahoe and 13" near interstate 80
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bringing snow to big bear catching drivers off guard. above 5,000' will get between 3" and 6" of snow through the night which is what mike nicco is saying. >> could this be the start of basebuilding? >> it is below freezing so they have been building on their own so this is a nice start but it is unusual because we are in the middle of a drought. if you hope this is the beginning of an early season, not quite sure. why see another storm coming for the next seven days. you can have a big storm in the middle of a drought but it is still a drought. radar from reno shows sweeping across the latest returns and it is snowing this. you still need chains on 80. fur headed up that way be
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careful and be prepared. at home, the lower part of the storm by abc7 news, the radar runs have been all morning including santa cruz and gilroy and 152. the winds are very light. no need to worry about tree limbs. that is in the rear view mirror. from sutro to the east we have a colorful sunrise. our best chance of wet weather now through 2:00 or 3:00 and it will fade. we have warmer delays tomorrow through friday with a bubble of high pressure and it is pushed out of the way by a weak front lacking moisture but it will drop our temperatures and our time back headed through the week. we have scattered sprinkles in the morning into lunch. the best chance of wet weather in our higher elevations around
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the santa clara valley through the evening rush hour and the clouds clear and temperatures are significantly cooler tomorrow morning. today, mid-to-upper 50's along the coast and san francisco and low 60's for the bay shore and low-to-mid 60's in the north bay. tonight the temperatures are in the 40's and 30's in the in the bay. the national wet service issued a frost advisory in the higher elevations of the north bay from 1:00 o'clock tomorrow morning below freezing. the warming trend is small, two to four degrees and same on wednesday and thursday. this weekend we are six degrees cooler and set your clocks back an hour and change your batteries. >> sunol is bumper to bumper. look at the long line of traffic
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from pleasanton. it is at a standstill. it is cleared. it should begin easing but it is jammed from 84 because they could not get to 680 and it is a mess. we have an accident here waiting for an accident and to the north in benicia we still have an accident southbound 680 before 780. >> jimmy kimmel is apologizing for a controversial comment made during a skit open his show that aired right here. >> i talked to a group of five and six-year-old kids and during the segment a kid said something that offended people and i thought i was serious obvious i didn't agree but it wasn't so i wanted to say, i'm sorry, i apologize. it was not my intent to upset anyone. >> the happen was organized yesterday, 150 people showed up to protest outside abc7 news if
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san francisco yesterday. that preceded the apology and the march was organized by an asian-american political organization where they joked about killing the people of china do are race the united states debt and abc has said the segment would be edited out for future airing. >> ahead, seven things to know before you go. we return in
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s with he hand things off to "good morning america" seven things to know. a boy was shot to delegate we a sheriff deputy and will be laid to rest today. a funeral for andy lopez is held with a rally to protest the shooting at noon. the rally could impact the traffic. >> the families of two best friends are coping with the
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tragedy consequences of teen drinking and driving. 17-year-old jason park was killed in a crash on sunday. both boys, he and his best friends were drinking. the friend was driving and could face charges. >> jury deliberations begin in the trial of a teen charged with stealing a celebrity chef's lamborghini. the 19-year-old stole the lamborghini from a san francisco dealership and later fired a shot at a romantic rival. >> a san francisco supervisor will introduce a measure to tax soda and energy drinks that would be two cents for every ounce so the tax on a can of soda is an extra 24 cents. the measure needs two-thirds voter approval to pass. >> residents of staten island will light up the shore with sandals while people on the jersey shore sign flashlights to mark the anniversary of sandy that killed 117
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>> mostly clouds why morning with flight arrive delays of an hour at sfo. 152 to gilroy shows increasing sunshine and temperatures only at 50 at the coast. >> metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza and an early sig-alert at southbound 680 is lifted but the entire corridor from benicia is a nightmare this morning. >> thanks for keeping track of it for us. we will continue in 25 minutes. the great american novel.
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good morning, america. breaking new details on the american spy scandal. president obama now considering a ban on spying on the leaders of our allies, as a senior senator demands a full stop. the fight brewing right now. and what it takes to protect the u.s. also developing now. police racing to find a brazen kidnapper after an incredible abduction attempt. an 8-year-old girl snatched out of her bedroom. her unbelievable escape. and the urgent search for the predator. stunning storm caught on tape. winds almost 100 miles an hour. raging through major cities. blowing over scaffolding. and look at this. a man barely escaping for his life as this tree falls right on top of him. and what a wild ride. the record-breaking monster